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SriLankan Airline's staff strike over pay dispute causing flight delays
Associated Press, Fri May 7, 2004 09:46 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Hundreds of workers of Sri Lanka - 's state airline went on strike Friday demanding higher pay. Several flights into and out of the capital were delayed.
More than 600 of SriLankan Airline's 4,200 staff stopped work. The Flight Attendants Union said the decision to strike was taken after years of failed efforts to reach a negotiated deal. It said the strike would continue until an agreement was reached.
SriLankan flights to India, Britain, Kuwait and the Maldives were the first to be grounded. Flights arriving in Colombo were delayed. The planes of other airlines were not affected by the strike.
Hundreds of passengers were being bused to hotels until the dispute is resolved, airline officials said. They said emergency meetings were underway to end the strike.
Published: Fri May 7 10:24:20 EDT 2004